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responding to the scene and have been listening to some of the first units from newtown police that were there. and, you know, you train for an active shooter scenario, but you hope you never have to use it. but sounds, john, that these first responders, the law enforcement, when they went in, they knew exactly what they had to do. and their job was to make sure these kids were safe, that these kids were either hunkered down, but they were going after that gunman. and try to neutralize this person. but we heard that law enforcement did not fire a shot. but the coordination between law enforcement, fire, and ems sounded like it was textbook. even though there were so many victims inside that school. >> mike brooks, thank you so much for being with us this morning. the investigation into this or horrific scene, this awful tragedy, it does continue. >>> meanwhile, she is being remembered as caring, someone who loved her students, more on the principal who lost her life in this tragic connecticut school shooting. but first, while investigators families and the nation try to make sense of thi
by newtown united. i met with them in my office in washington and then again last night in newtown. and i think that we are at a historic moment. >> how will we know? what will we know if it's different? at what point can citizens say it's taking too long or the nra is slow walking this stuff again? it seems to me every time we say it's going to be different also, that's another similarity. >> we had that same conversation after columbine, which i covered. we had that same conversation after aurora and all the other ones in between. same conversation. >> remember that the first gun assault law, assault weapons law took five years to pass. it was first proposed in 1989 after the stockton shooting and senators metzenbound and feinstein worked on it five years. i'm determined, i'm committed. but the president is absolutely right, that the american people have to stand up. i'll tell you what also is different. i've talked to a lot of these families and i am so impressed by their strength and courage and they say to me we want to be there. we want this work to go forward. >> cnn reported last
coverage of the newtown, connecticut shooting continues right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm john berman. >> i'm kate bolduan. we want to well koom viewers from the united states and those joining us from around the world this morning. you're watching our special coverage of the connecticut school shooting here in newtown. we're live in newtown, connecticut. >> here in newtown the president will be coming later today. he's expected to meet with some of the victims of the families and he will speak at a vigil tonight remembering the victims. president obama spoke about the hea heartbreak hours after the shooting on friday and again during his weekly address yesterday. now, of course, we have the names of all the victims in this shooting. there were 20 children, all of them were just 6 or 7 years old. there's been a fund set up to help the families of the victims. here's the address if you'd like to send a donation, the sandy hook school support fund, 39 main street in newtown, the zip code is 06470. >> meanwhile, investigators here in newtown are trying to piece it altogether. they
americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> woor live in newtown, connecticut tonight in a story that overwhelmed many people as it began to unfold today. it began as a story we have often covered before. shots may have rung out at a school, but as the details rolled in, and as the magnitude of this horror unfolded, it was astounding the sheer numbers that were involved. here's how the day played out. >> we are following this report that there's been a shooting at an element industry school, an elementary school named sandy hook. >> the intercom came on and she heard a scream and gunshot, two gunshots. >> off-duty troopers responded to the school and with newtown police immediately upon arrival entered the school and began a complete active shooter search of the building. >> they had to hide in the closet and they were quiet. the children were obviously very shaken. they were crying in the closet. >> i saw some of the bullets going past the hall and then a teacher pulled me in to her classroom. >> the police came in and it's like is he in here and he ran out. and then
this along to you. the united way has set up a sandy hook school fund. donations can be sent to the newtown savings bank. the address you see on your screen, newtown savings bank, 39 main street, newtown, connecticut, 06470. we are also hearing from adam lanza's family. both his brother, ryan, and his father have been questioned by police. peter lanza released this statement. "our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. we are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. we too, are asking why." we're hearing from adam lanza's aunt which says she's shocked and offers a little insight into why. >> i know she had issues with school. she wound up homeschooling him, because she battled with the school district i'm not sure in what capacity. >> has he acted out? had she shared with you? >> no. >> no violence towards her? >> no. if he did, i know she wouldn't have tolerated it. >> joining us now national correspondent susan candiotti. you have been following this investigation from the very, very beginning. what more are we l
. welcome back to newtown, connecticut, everyone. good morning. we would like to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. you're watching cnn's special coverage of the connecticut school shooting. i'm john berman standing in front of the st. rose of lima catholic church where last night there was a large ceremony to mourn the victims lost. we're awaiting a news conference here at 8:00 a.m. eastern time in connecticut where authorities are expected to release the names of the children and adults killed at the sandy hook elementary school. 26 people killed there, 20 children, 6 adults, the mother of the victim also found dead at a separate location. i want to check in now with nick valencia in the cnn newsroom. one of them, the school principal. nick, what do we know about her? >> good morning, john. as you mentioned, i'm here at the cnn center in atlanta where we're working on gathering the latest information on the victims of this horrible tragedy, the connecticut school shooting. as you mentioned, 47-year-old principal dawn hochsprung, described as the kind of
news. i'm ashleigh banfield in for erin burnett tonight. in newtown, connecticut, it is the scene of one of the worst school shootings in the history of the united states and we can report for you that police have now identified a school shooter as adam lanza. a shooter who killed 26 people today at the sandy hook elementary school here in this small connecticut town. 20 children were killed. 18 of them were pronounced dead right at the scene of the school. two of them were rushed to the hospital, hoping that they could save them. those children died at the hospital. six adults at the school were also shot dead. and they died at the scene as well. nancy lanza, a teacher at the school and a mother of the suspected shooter, was also killed. but she was found dead in her son's home in newtown. adam lanza, the 24-year-old brother ryan lanza, was taken into police custody. ryan lanza taken into police custody for questioning in hoboken, new jersey, earlier today. officials had not labeled him a suspect. but he was taken away in handcuffs. his brother adam died at the scene. but police
loved ones they are not alone. promising to use all of his powers as president of the united states to try to stop these kinds of tragedies and today newtown will begin to bury its dead. they will start with two 6-year-old boys. and jack pinto, a big new york giants football fan. and noah posner, littlest of all of the victims. >> we are beginning learn more about the victims, like anna marqu marquez greene, who loved to write love letters to her parents. how the shooter made his way into the school and why he may have been targeting sandy hook to begin with and an exclusive, heart wrenching moving interview with the family of principal dawn hochsprung. what her daughters would like you to know about their mother the final moments she was alive. >> lots of tears and lots of pain in newtown today. sandra endo, outside a church in a community that is absolutely grief stricken. today the process of saying good-bye begins. >> today, the first of many funerals to come in the days ahead. last night, president obama came here to speak to residents to offer comfort, but also he vowed to do
in newtown, connecticut. i'm ashleigh banfield in for erin burnett. this just in. listen. >> 6-7 muc. sandy hook school. caller thinks someone is shooting in the building. front glass is broken, unsure why. all units, the individual that i have on the phone is continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire. units responding sandy hook school at this time, the shooting appears to have stopped. the school is in lockdown. >> that broken glass is the result of the gunman reportedly shooting his way into the school. the unthinkable tragedy has left this very small new england town shattered tonight. 28 people dead. that's including the shooter himself. most of those killed were students at the school. very, very young students. there were 20 children killed. between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. there were also 6 adults shot dead after a heavily armed gunman dressed in black fatigues and a military vest opened fire in the school. >> we just told a little boy about his sister now and just to see him, he said who am i going to play with? i have nobody to play with now. excuse me. >> the gunma
-- all united in a desire to bring healing and renewed hope. >> last night the clergy here in newtown, connecticut, gathered to offer prayers and mess geagef hope to the grieving communities. you just saw the director of new hadea center of newtown. what can you say to give children comfort? you're the youth director. i know you're dealing with a lot of children. what can you possibly say that makes sense of something like this? >> it's very hard because a lot of children still haven't really wrapped their heads around it, and i don't think they really will understand the gravity of what really happened. it is very difficult, especially for people in the surrounding areas. i know a lot of towns, nearby towns were affected and on lockdown too. a lot of people still trying to make sense of everything. >> i was speaking to a parent of someone who died in the virginia tech massacre. he told me, it's impossible to move on, but you can move forward. >> yeah, it's true. it's going to be difficult to return to things being normal. there's always going to be that kind of -- they say time heals
. unit responding to sandy hook school at this time. the shooting appears to have stopped. the school is in lockdown. >> reporter: john berman is also with me in newtown, connecticut. we have our cnn team spread across the city. john, you are at the site of one of several vigils held last night. and this town wakes up this morning to a press conference we are just waiting to begin to get that started where they are going to, we expect, hear the names of those 20 children, six adults. we know two of the adults' names. a principal and the psychologist from the school, but we'll hear a lot more names. and it will send this up to reeling all over again, john. >> reporter: ali, this is the st. rose of lima church behind me where last night there was a vigil. a thousand people were here inside and outside this church to mourn together and grieve together. this town really is going through this as one tight-knit community. i heard bells a short while ago and didn't know why or where they were ringing, but it did give the sense of togetherness that is really permeating inside this community.
united unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. >>> bishop jakes, i have time for one last question as we talk about newtown, remembering. your church does a lot of outreach into the community and sometimes i think as americans we're conflicted about mental health. we think people definitely should be getting treatment. we don't necessarily vote to pay for it. we turn away from people i think who often have mental health issues because we don't want to get in people's business. what should we be doing for not in this case, we don't know enough about the shooter but in general what would you advise people to be doing for their fellow brothers and sisters. >> i'm so glad you asked me the question. i think it's important we press on congress to provide resources so people who need mental health can get the appropriate treatment that we need. i caution people that you don't have to have a fre existing mental condition to implode emotionally through stress. we have to age old biblical question am i my brother's keeper, the answer is yes. we have to be aware who we work with
in newtown, connecticut, we wanted to talk about what other countries are doing with their laws, for example, japan, which had just 11 gun-related murders in 2008. the united states at the same time had 12,000. christi christiane amanpour has been looking into this. governor scott was not willing to lay out anything that was reasonable or rational. >> it was remarkable that politicians like that were not willing to give you an answer after many, many attempts. and all you wanted was an answer. other countries have faced some similar incidents in 1996 in scotland, children the same ages as those in sandy hook were massacred. 16 children were killed, and today they are lighting candles for the children being buried. they have done more than that. the government took on what were already tough gun laws and strengthened them. they banned the easy access to handguns and put in a buy back scheme and backed that up with penalties and fines for any violations. the fact is, that worked. it didn't not work it worked. there is a cause and affect, and the crime, while it sort of stayed somewhat stable f
this in the next day or two. i know that the community of new town is working with united way on this very subject as well and has set up a fund there. second, i've signed an executive order that will permit monroe and newtown to enter into an agreement concerni ining the us a monroe extra school they have, surplus school, that will allow that school to be used immediately and suspends some of the public notice aspects of entering into that agreement. obviously, this is an emergency. i was prepared to declare a separate emergency, but the reality is, we're still under hurricane sandy emergency so i used that as the basis to execute that executive order. third, i'm asking friday, december 21st, at 9:30 a.m., exactly one week after the horror began to unfold in newtown, that the entire state observe a moment of silence. i'd like to ask houses of worship with the ability to play bells to do so. 26 bells for the beautiful children and 6 wonderful adults who were killed at the school on that day. i'll be sending a letter of notification to all of the other governors through the nga to ask them to ask t
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